Carol Claire Aguilar Banawa (born March 4, 1981), better known in the Philippines as  Carol Banawa, is a US-based Filipino singer and actress. She is a Star Magic Batch 4 alumni.
Early life and career [ edit ]
Batangas, she has two siblings, Alexander and Cherry. Banawa started singing when she was a little girl when her family lived in Saudi Arabia. Her family then moved back to the Philippines. There, she was invited to join the new roster of ABS-CBN stars through the children oriented show . Ang TV
She has performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York at the 2003 New York Music Festival. She is currently signed to
In 2010, she made her comeback in the music industry,
 and starred in the hit Philippine TV series,  , where she sang the opening song of the said TV series.
In 2016, her song "Bakit Di Totohanin" was featured in one of the scenes of the U.S. drama series
. The Vampire Diaries
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Other appearances [ edit ]
Compilation appearances [ edit ]
"Awit Kay Inay"
Tanging Yaman (Inspirational album)
 "Iingatan Ka"
Only Selfless Love
"We Are One"
Mysteria Lucis: Mysteries of Light
"Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"
The Brightest Stars of Christmas
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Theater [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Nominated in 3rd Star Awards For Music for "Female Pop Artist Of The Year"
 Winner in ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2011 for "Pop Movie Themesong"    
Follow Your Heart album received platinum record award Awit Awards Nomination for "Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo"
"Special Award" New York Music Festival
Follow Your Heart album received gold record certification after three weeks from its release date
Transition album garnered platinum record award Awit Awards 2003 - nominated Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "Stay"
MTV Pilipinas Awards 2003 - nominated for Favorite Female Artist
Transition album garnered gold record award Repackaged self-titled album, Carol garnered multi-platinum status
Awit Awards' record of the year - "Iingatan Ka" from the
Tanging Yaman - Inspirational Album Self-titled album,
Carol garnered platinum award Special citation for her participation in the 1999 Asian Songfest in which she represented the Philippines
People's Choice Awards 2001 - Most Promising Host Entertainer Awardee
Silver winner for
Asia New Singer Competition at the Shanghai Song Festival Gold record for self-titled album,
Carol Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in the 5th Katha Music Awards
3rd prize winner in the Metropop Song Festival
Champion for the Tanghalan ng Kampeon
  Finalist for Munting Mutya 
Banawa took a break from the Philippine music scene in August 2003 to attend to the treatment of her father who was exposed to lethal levels of carbon monoxide. She is now married to a military man, Ryan Crisostomo, and has a daughter, Chelsea Crisostomo. Banawa is currently studying on her nursing degree.
In 2004, Pinoyvision Records released her
Platinum Hits Collection album, a compilation of her songs. The album also comes with a VCD of Banawa's hit music videos such as "Stay", "Ocean Deep" and "Noon at Ngayon".
References [ edit ]
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"WATCH: Carol Banawa's 'Bakit 'Di Totohanin' featured in 'The Vampire Diaries' scene". . April 3, 2016 Rappler . Retrieved . April 3, 2016
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"Young Talents Play Important Roles in Family Drama". . 9 December 2000 Philippine Daily Inquirer . Retrieved . 11 July 2016
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"pinoyvision.com". pinoyvision.com . Retrieved . 2012-11-01
External links [ edit ]